New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany
Mutter Furie [Mother Savage]
The Studio-Bühne Essen presents a bilingual performance of Mutter Furie [Mother Savage] on Monday 23. und Tuesday 24. April 2012 at 8pm, at Kulturhaus Spandau ~ Mauerstraße 6, 13597 Berlin
Directed by New Zealander Bronwyn Tweddle (of Victoria University of Wellington) the play is based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant and adaptated by Travelling Light Theatre Companym UK (German translation from the English by Ulrike Hofmann)
Lützen 1632. France 1870. Stalingrad 1943. Germany 1945. Algeria 1961. Iraq 1990. Sarajevo 1994. Kenya 2012 …
It's war. Always. Somewhere. Everywhere. On one such occasion: an enemy soldier and a mother are forced to meet. His army has occupied her country. He occupies her house. Enemies under the same roof. Both the war and a language barrier separate them. However, as time passes they slowly leave their inner trenches and the 'foreign' becomes more familiar. Until the war comes through the door ...
Performed by Kerstin Plewa-Brodam and Stephan Rumphorst, with musical accompaniment by Heiko Salmon
"The New Zealand director, Bronwyn Tweddle, has produced an oppressive anti-war drama and simultaneously a gripping psychological study for the Studio-Bühne. During the German Premiere of "Mutter Furie" by the English Travelling Light Theatre Company, the public were visibly holding their breath..." (WAZ 24 March)
Tickets for the performances (10 € / 8 €) can be booked under 030 - 333 40 -21 / -22 or purchased at the door.
Directions to Kulturhaus Spandau can be found here.